Quote of the Day – Dick Cheney

30 09 2007

If you get into the business of committing U.S. forces on the ground in Iraq, to occupy the place, my guess is I’d probably still have people there today instead of having been able to bring them home…The bottom line question for me was: How many additional American lives is Saddam Hussein worth? The answer: not very damn many.

Dick Cheney – 1992


Quote of the Day – George W. Bush

29 09 2007

Childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured.

George W. Bush

Matthew Shepard Bill Faces Presidential Veto

28 09 2007

The question, then, is does Bush hate gay people more than he loves defense spending?  The defense spending bill was recently approved, but had a hate crimes bill attached to it.  It scares me that I can’t say, ‘of course the president will sign it!”

A picture of the fence outside of Laramie Wyoming where Mathew Shepard (the namesake of the hate crimes bill) was found – he had been beaten and tied to the fence and left to bleed to death.

Bill O’Reilly Loves Black Folk

28 09 2007

Bill O’Reilly says that his recent comments about African Americans were taken out of context – which leads one to wonder if he actually knows what the word ‘context’ means.  In any case, Gawker.com has put together a great little chart of O’Reilly’s contexts when speaking of African Americans.

Preschoolers Express Themselves

28 09 2007

Mark Frauenfelder’s daughter’s preschool class was asked to write what they currently felt and why they felt that way.  He enjoyed the answers and took photos of all of them.  I enjoyed the answers too, so am therefore sharing them with you.  Here’s his flickr site.

Bill O’Reilly is a Racist. Duh.

26 09 2007

Last week Bill O’Reilly had this to say about having dinner at a restaurant in Harlem:

There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, ‘M-Fer, I want more iced tea.’ You know, I mean, everybody was — it was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there and they were ordering and having fun,” he said. “And there wasn’t any kind of craziness at all.

Here‘s the link to the NYT article.  Here‘s a link to the MediaMatters article.

Kathy Griffin: “Suck It, Jesus”

24 09 2007

Kathy Griffin won an Emmy for her reality TV show, and had this to say in her acceptance speech:

I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. So, all I can say is, ‘suck it, Jesus.’ This award is my god now.

The topper of the cake is that a religious theatre group (I know, what’s the point of theatre if you bias it with religion) posted a full page ad in a daily paper (priced at 90k) condemning her words.

The worst part is that the E! network censored her remarks.  Again, even to the liberal Hollywood type, nothing is sacred, except Jesus.  Read about it at the Washington Post.

kathy griffin